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3 Lessons You’d Never Expect to Learn at the Movies

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Even though we may not realize it, a lot of us learn many of life’s lessons in darkened movie theaters. Just think for a minute about the wisdom that’s stuck with you, and most of America, long after the popcorn and Junior Mints were gone:

My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. —Forrest Gump

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. —Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices. —Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

So we wondered what lessons we would teach if we had the chance to speak to packed movie theaters across the nation—theaters filled with folks looking for more than entertainment. These people want to learn something new and leave the theater ready to tackle their money challenges.

Here’s what we came up with:

1. How to Raise Kids Who Know How to Handle Money

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, young Charlie turns down the chance at his dream job and a lifetime of wealth to stay with his financially struggling family. But in Aladdin, Genie conjures up riches for Aladdin so he can impress Princess Jasmine. Between these two extremes, there’s bound to be some middle ground, right?

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Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey

We all want to raise kids who become adults who are content with what they have. At the same time, we want them to understand the importance of not only providing for their families, but of investing for the future as well. And of course, we want them to work hard at a job they love doing. The sooner we start teaching our kids these money basics, the better. But where should we begin?

2. How to Make Tough Financial Choices

In Wall Street, heartless business man Gordon Gekko taught us that “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, the consummate shopaholic, admitted, “I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet.” And, in his desperation to keep his last client, Jerry Maguire shouted, “Show me the money!”

There’s no doubt that these characters made some tough money choices in their lives—like choosing between rent and the latest pair of designer shoes—but do you really want to learn the same lessons they did?

What you need is the motivation to make tough decisions about money today so you set yourself up to win with money in the future. You need to know that no matter where you are today, you can make a better future for you, your family and future generations. Can you think of any movie that gives you that kind of hope?

3. How You Can Discover the Keys to Generational Wealth and True Generosity

In the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life as well as the boxing movie Cinderella Man, we learn a lesson we hope is true: A man can count on his friends for help when he’s truly in need.

But we can’t all be George Bailey or Jim Braddock. Someone has to have the means to provide that help.  What if you had the ability to help not just your friends, but strangers all over the world? Then imagine that through your hard work and good stewardship, you were able to bless people in need even after you’re gone. What if you could impact future generations with a spirit of generosity you can only imagine today?

We need a movie that teaches us that lesson!

The great news is that you can learn these very lessons from the comfort of your own local movie theater in a one-night-only nationwide event! On November 19, Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze will present The Legacy Journey in select cinemas across the country.

Whether you’re just starting your money makeover or you feel stalled out on your journey to financial peace, Dave will inspire you to finish what you’ve started. And Rachel, a New York Times best-selling author, will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Make your plans today to see Dave and Rachel in The Legacy Journey in a theater near you!